Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Distracted Once More

USA Today “House GOP leader Eric Cantor defeated by Tea Party rival”

Washington Post “GOP in Chaos after Cantor Loss”

CNN “Election Earthquake”

New York Times “House’s Center of Gravity Shifts Right After Cantor’s Loss”

Wall Street Journal “Cantor’s Swift rise in GOP Ends in Stunning Defeat”

These are just some of the headlines that greeted me this morning when I turned on my computer. I could show you more but you get the drift. Shock & Awe! Eric Cantor lost his House seat.

It was 5AM when I pulled up these headlines. Less than 24 hours since a gunman had perpetrated the country’s 74th school related shooting in the last 18 months.

Emilio Hoffman is his name.

He is the latest child to lose his life in yet another senseless shooting in our nation’s schools.

Less than 24 hours had passed since his death and you would be hard pressed to find his name amidst all the “Shocked” “Stunned” reactions to Cantor’s loss.

This is what we do!
Eric Cantor’s story is but the latest shiny object to distract us from a culture of violence that permeates the very fiber of our society; a culture of violence that has become some commonplace that we have become numb to it.

This is unacceptable!

Eric Cantor suffered a major loss Tuesday.

So did Emilio Hoffman.

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